1 Mar, 2018

Why Do Projects Fail?

This tip of the month (TOTM) will study what project failures look like, examine the main causes and explain how to set yourself up for success.

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1 Feb, 2018

How to Prevent Formation Damage

Formation damage can adversely affect production rates, efficiency and recovery factors of a well. Research has shown that there are many causes of formation damage, and the effect of these sources and well activities can be summed as damage associated with either the movement and bridging of fine solids or chemical reactions resulting in precipitates and changes in wettability. In this tip of the month (TOTM), we will discuss the causes of formation damage, its effects and how to prevent formation damage from occurring during well activities.

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5 Dec, 2017

How Does Horizontal Well Planning Differ from Other Directional Wells?

In this Tip of the Month (TOTM) you will learn about the steps of horizontal well planning including determining target constraints, build rate, tangent section and more.

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6 Nov, 2017

What You Should Know as a New Petroleum Employee About Wildcat Wells and Exploration

As a new member of the petroleum industry, there are a few things you should know about wildcat wells and exploration. This Tip of the Month (TOTM) explains why wildcat wells are an essential part of the exploration process and how the current environment of the industry effects exploration and wildcat efforts.

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2 Oct, 2017

Reduce Non-productive Time by Understanding Differential Sticking

This Subsurface Tip of the Month (TOTM) focuses on how to reduce non-productive time by understanding differential sticking. Learn about the five events that cause differential sticking, the conditions in which they occur and actions that can be taken to prevent differential sticking from developing.

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